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City Of is the novelization of the Angel series premiere. It was written by Nancy Holder based on the teleplay by David Greenwalt & Joss Whedon.


Angel, once known as Angelus, has been a vampire for over 200 years. He once fed on a gypsy girl and her clan cursed him with the return of his soul. Can you imagine what it is like to have done the things that I've done, and care? He asked Buffy when she met him in Sunnydale, California.

No longer willing to feed off the general populace, he threw in with the Slayerettes to help them in their nightly battle against the armies of the undead. But his soul has a price: he can never again love Buffy without losing his and reverting to the ferocious vampire he once was. So he's packed his bag and is heading off in search of a purpose. Destination: Los Angeles.


The events took place concurrent with "City of".



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Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • Four unidentified vampires, dusted by Angel.
  • Tina, killed by Russell Winters.
  • Russell Winters, kicked into daylight by Angel

Behind the Scenes


  • Setting: Season 1.

Pop Culture References



Angel: "Gypsies, in my experience, are heavily into vengeance. They cursed me. Gave me back my soul. I had to live with everything I'd done and I had to live forever. It took another woman to show me that my endless life was worth living."
- City Of

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